1.13.15: Benefits Of Being Cold, Reinventing Comfort Food, & Making The Case For Snow Days
It’s going to be another cold week, so it’s time to turn up the thermostat, and pile on the blankets. Or maybe not. On today’s show, we consider the benefits of being cold.
Then, as winter progresses, school superintendents will grapple with whether or not to cancel school – we’ll hear the case for more snow days.
And a chef reinvents classic comfort food.
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The Benefits of Being Cold
- James Hamblin is a senior editor at the Atlantic. He writes their monthly health column, hosts the video series If Our Bodies Could Talk, and shows us that being cold and weight loss aren’t as separate as they seem.
Reinventing Comfort Food
- Kerry Altiero is the author of the book Adventures in Comfort Food, and the chef and owner of Café Miranda in Rockland, Maine.
- You can check out Café Miranda’s menu and buy Kerry’s book here.
The Glory Days of Tupperware
In this piece, The Kitchen Sisters Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva bring us back to the days of plastic bowls, home parties, and Tupperware conventions.
You can listen to the story again at prx.org
The Case for Closing Schools on Snow Days
- Joshua Goodman is an assistant professor of public policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, who wrote a study on why we should close schools on snow days.
- You can read his study at the following link: "Flaking Out: Snowfall, Disruptions of Instructional Time and Student Achievement."
What They Carried: Spanish Flu
- BackStory contributor Catherine Moore tells of how soldiers returning from World War I brought the Spanish flu back with them.
- You can listen to the story again at prx.org